Apostolos Papastamos breaks swimming record to win gold at European championship

·

Apostolos Papastamos started the first finals session of the 2024 European Championships with a top-10 time in the world this year, winning gold in the Men’s 400 individual medley.

The Greek swimmer finished with 4:10.83, winning by nearly a second. That is the ninth-fastest time in the world in 2024, taking Sunday night’s final at the U.S. Olympic Trials into account.

Apostolos Papastamos Smashes World Junior Record in 400 IM With 4:11 in Budapest in 2019. Photo Swimmingworldmagazine.
Apostolos Papastamos Smashes World Junior Record in 400 IM With 4:11.93 in Budapest in 2019. Photo: Swimmingworldmagazine.

According to Swimmingworldmagazine, Papastamos was fifth in prelims, the best of the non-Hungarians in the race. Greece’s Daniil Giortzidis came in fourth place.

The 23-year-old Greek swimmer outdid his national record of 4:11.93, which he scored to win the 2019 World Junior Championship.

Source: Swimmingworldmagazine

Advertisement

Share:

KEEP UP TO DATE WITH TGH

By subscribing you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Advertisement

Latest News

Andrew Christodoulou to fight ATO’s claim he owes $437,000 in unpaid super contributions

The Australian Taxation Office has claimed Andrew Christodoulou owes $437,000 in unpaid superannuation guarantee contributions.

Greek Defence Minister’s Cyprus visit marks break from junta past, strengthens ties

Nikos Dendias’ visit to Cyprus underscores a distinct separation between Greece’s modern government and the junta 50 years ago.

Close to 50 wildfires blaze across Greece as heatwave persists

In the past 24 hours, 47 forest and rural fires have blazed across Greece, with 15 blazes still ongoing, according to firefighting service. 

Community rallies together to support the Foundation for Hellenic Studies at UNSW

The Foundation for Hellenic Studies at UNSW held a fundraiser at the Hermes Lounge in Kogarah, Sydney on Sunday, July 15.

Greek Australian Cultural League celebrates successful opening of Antipodean Palette 2024

With great success the Greek Australian Cultural League and its guests celebrated the opening of the Antipodean Palette on Saturday, July 13.

You May Also Like

St Basil’s place former aged care facility in Sydney’s inner west for sale

A former residential aged care facility owned by St Basil's NSW / ACT in Annandale is being offered for sale for the first time.

Second year, same spirit: Zeibekiko Festival Australia returns by popular demand

The second Zeibekiko Festival Australia will return with a bang from September 27 this year thanks to Ventouris Productions.

Aaron Zerefos jets into Sydney for Bathurst 6 hour

Fresh from sampling a NASCAR in Texas, Porsche racer Aaron Zerefos has confirmed his place on Easter’s Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour.